Kyiv International Economic Forum — KIEF — is the leading international platform analyzing and debating Ukrainian and global economic, business and entrepreneurship trends and opportunities, and their relationship with wider societal and policy matters.
We aspire to build a successful future by bringing together the people who have the passion and power to make positive changes.
Vasyl Khmelnytsky is a Ukrainian entrepreneur whose priority is developing innovative industries and enhancing Ukraine's competitiveness in international markets. His holding company, UFuture, has a diversified portfolio of assets in the fields of real estate, infrastructure, industry, renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, and IT. Currently, the company's assets are estimated at $550 million, and the total capitalization of the businesses it invested in is more than $1 billion.
UFuture is a majority shareholder in UDP development company (specializing in large infrastructure projects), Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport (the second international airport in Ukraine by passenger traffic), national operator of outdoor advertising RTM-Ukraine, and a group of IT companies and an ecosystem of tech solutions ITernal. UFuture is a strategic investor in the pharmaceutical company Biopharma and UDP Renewables, renewable energy investment and development company. UFuture is also developing new business projects including UNIT.City innovation parks in Kyiv and Kharkiv, LvivTech.City in Lviv; Bila Tserkva industrial park and a manufacturer of modern electrotechnical systems, Plank Electrotechnic.
Vasyl Khmelnytsky supports social projects in the fields of education and economy. These include, above all, Kyiv International Economic Forum, Small and Medium Entrepreneurship School, the educational IT-factory UNIT Factory, Lean Institute Ukraine. Since 2017, Khmelnytsky has been heading the Supervisory Board of the National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”. The entrepreneur is convinced that Ukraine offers unique opportunities for business development through the partnership of international and local companies. According to him, exchange of experience and knowledge, attraction of the best world technologies and management practices, support of small and medium-sized enterprises contribute to business success and are essential for the growth of the country's economy.
Initiator of the KIEF, Entrepreneur, founder of UFuture